Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    Arena Thursday 7 February 2013

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    Arena Thursday 7th February 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Abie Philbin-Bowman

    With the success of Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Abie Philbin-Bowman looks at why politics and politicians matter.

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    DVD - What Richard Did

    Malcolm Campbell, Screenwriter of 'What Richard Did' joins Seán Rocks. The film won the 'Best Screenplay' Award at the recent Evening Standard Film Awards and also has 10 nominations at this weekend's IFTA's. It's released on DVD on Friday 8th February and is also available on www.volta.ie.

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    Louth Contemporary Music Society

    Evelyn O'Rourke on the Louth Contemporary Music Society's world premiere of 'Monk's Music'. The concert is at St Nicholas's Church of Ireland in Dundalk on Friday February 8th at 8pm - www.louthcms.org for further details.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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